Kemper later admitted that being able to understand how these tests functioned allowed him to manipulate his psychiatrists, and said that he learned a lot from the sex offenders to whom he administrated tests; for example, they told him it was best to kill a woman after raping her to avoid leaving witnesses.he was released into the care of his mother—who had remarried and taken the surname Strandberg—at 609 A, Ord Street, Aptos, California, a short drive from where she worked as an administrative assistant at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
[and] since it may allow him more freedom as an adult to develop his potential, I would consider it reasonable to have a permanent expunction of his juvenile records.
While staying with his mother, Kemper attended community college as per his parole requirements and had hoped he would become a state trooper, but was rejected because of his size—at the time of his release from Atascadero, Kemper stood 6-foot-9-inches (2.06 m) tall—which led to his nickname "Big Ed".
He had a severely dysfunctional relationship with his mother Clarnell, a neurotic, domineering alcoholic who would make a habit of belittling, humiliating and verbally abusing him.
Once there, he learned that his father was remarried and had a stepson.
Since then, Kemper has been incarcerated in the California Medical Facility.
Kemper is known for his large stature and high intelligence, standing 6-foot-9-inches (2.06 m) tall, weighing over 250 lbs (114 kg) and having a reported IQ of 145, features that left his victims with little chance to overcome him.Kemper would pick up female students who were hitchhiking and take them to isolated areas where he would shoot, stab, smother or strangle them.He would then take their lifeless bodies back to his home where he would perform irrumatio on their severed heads, have sex with their corpses and then dissect and dismember them.He moved to Montana with his abusive mother at a young age before returning to California where he murdered his paternal grandparents when he was 15.He was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic prior to his conviction of murder and sentencing to the Atascadero State Hospital as a criminally insane juvenile.He also had near-death experiences as a child, once when his elder sister tried to push him in front of a train, and another when she pushed him into the deep end of a swimming pool, where he almost drowned.